Dance classes in Kent Home Dance links Contact Us
Impact Dance and Cheer
Dancing
Information
News
New to Impact?
About Us
Dance Fitness
Timetables, Dates & Fees
What To Wear
Teacher Training
For Schools
Parties & Wedding Dances
Bodywize
Video Gallery
Photo Gallery
Whats On
All Events
Current Newsletter
Impact Events
Cheerleading Workshops
Shows/Carnivals etc.
Competition Dancers
Exams
Polls
Competition Information PDF Print E-mail

ImageFreestyle and Rock’n’Roll Competitions

For those dancers who show commitment, talent and ability we provide extra squad training for competitions. Dancers are coached in solos, pairs, rock’n’roll and street to prepare them for the competition seasons that generally run from February to Mid – July and October to Mid – December. We now attend both medalist and ADFP (open) competitions. With medalist competitions it is essential that you take part in regular IDTA exam sessions to ensure you can compete. With ADFP competitions you will need to be registered and are bound by a strict set of rules.

How committed do I have to be?
As well as attending your usual weekly class, you will be asked to regularly attend extra training sessions especially structured to help you improve your competition routines, improve your stamina and presentation skills. If you are in a team you will have to turn up to another additional lesson every week. There are very strict team rules and you have to attend all the competitions that have team events.
 

ImageHow do I get chosen for the competition squad?
If you are interested, ask your teacher. We are looking for regular attendance, good timing and energy. Team places are only given to those dancers who have been in the squad more than 6 months.

What is the cost?
Dancing can be an expensive hobby. Cost depends on how involved you are. Each extra class is approximately £3 a lesson. If you are attending a competition, you need to consider traveling and ticket expenses (£6-£10 each). Costume prices can vary greatly. We have seen excellent costumes from as little as £25 and some stunning ones for a lot, lot more. Second-hand costumes are always available at a reduced cost and many people opt to buy this way. Check out dance.net for a few examples of some beautiful but expensive costumes.

How far away are the competitions
Many of the competitions we take part in are in Kent, some in Essex, Surrey and Hampshire. The Nationwide finals are held in Blackpool but in order to take part in this event you need to have qualified first at the Nationwide Qualifiers. We no longer provide transport so you will need to be able to get there yourselves.

Nationwide Qualifiers
Each year around April / May the whole competition squad competes against many other schools at the IDTA South-East Area Qualifier. Only 12 dancers from each section are picked to represent the South East at the Nationwide Finals in Blackpool, held in November every year. This is a very difficult but popular event.

Take partWhat if I only want to enter local competitions?
2 or 3 times a year, we run our school competitions in either Canterbury or Herne Bay. All pupils of the school are invited to take part. These events are an ideal opportunity for everyone to get together.

Image
Feva Magazine




Ballroom and Latin American Competitions


Children are taught couples routines during their timetabled weekly class to prepare them for the 3 competitions we organise every year. Any pupil wishing to go further, would need to have regular private coaching. A minimum of ¾ hr every other week is required. For these dancers we take part in local Medalist level competitions.

How committed do I have to be?
Ballroom and Latin technique is very difficult. Concentration and practice is essential. Each group is allocated a ½ hour practice session every week in addition to regular private lessons.

How do I get chosen for the competition squad?
You need to show commitment to your regular weekly medal class. From there, if you are interested in taking Ballroom and Latin further, speak to your teacher.
    
ImageWhat is the cost?
Dancing can be an expensive hobby. Cost depends on how involved you are. Each extra class is approximately £3 a lesson. Private lessons are £18 per hr split between you and your partner. If you are attending a competition, you need to consider traveling and ticket expenses (£6-£10 each). Costume prices can vary greatly. There are many second hand costumes for sale.

How far away are the competitions

Most of the Ballroom and Latin competitions we do are in Kent.

 

 


 

 
Newsflash

GREAT SUCCESS AT BLACKPOOL

NOVEMBER 2014

WELL DONE EVERYONE X 

 
Search
Dance Styles
What's Your Style?
Freestyle
Street
Rock n Roll
Flexi & Fitness
Zumba